CITY OF HUNTINGTON PARK
LEVEL 2 MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
California is in its third year of a severe drought and the State of California has continued its emergency regulations to safeguard the state's remaining water supplies. What does this mean to our residents, businesses, and stakeholders? The conservation of water is imperative. The restrictions shown below only apply to City of Huntington Park water customers. If you live in Huntington Park and DO NOT pay a water bill directly to the City of Huntington Park, please contact your respective water company for more information on their watering restrictions:
- Residential and commercial landscape irrigation with potable water is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- Watering days limits; reference the below outdoor watering schedule:
No more than two (2) days per week
EVEN Numbered Addresses: (Ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Mondays and Thursdays
ODD Numbered Addresses: (Ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Tuesdays and Fridays
NO WATERING BETWEEN 10AM AND 8PM
No more than 1 day per week
EVEN Numbered Addresses: (Ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Mondays
ODD Numbered Addresses: (Ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Tuesdays
NO WATERING BETWEEN 10AM AND 8PM
• No irrigation run off into adjoining streets, sidewalks, or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers or excessive watering.
• No outside watering during or within 72 hours of a rain event.
• Use of water is not prohibited when using to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf plantings; avoid overwatering.
- Washing of buildings, facilities, and motor vehicles with potable water only allowed by use of a handheld bucket or a hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle.
- No hose washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, or any hard surfaces that do not absorb water. Use a broom to clean out these areas.
- Filling/refilling of residential swimming pools and spas is discouraged.
- No refilling of more than one foot and initial filling of residential swimming pools or outdoor spas with potable water.
- Residential swimming pools and outdoor spas must have a cover to prevent evaporation.
- No filling/refilling of decorative fountains or ponds without recirculating water systems, except to sustain aquatic life.
INDOOR AND OTHER USES:
- Eating and drinking establishments shall serve water only by customer request.
- Restaurants to wash kitchen/dining room with a bucket or specialized water broom only.
- Hotels and motels must offer option of choosing not to laundering linens and towels daily.
- All water users are required to repair water leaks as soon as discovered and not later than 48 hours after finding and/or notification by the City.
COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT:
The State has made non-compliance an infraction and the violation may be punishable by a fine of up to $500 per day.
To report a water violation, please call Code Enforcement at (323) 584-6259
Contact the Public Works Department at 323-584-6274 if there are any questions pertaining to the water restrictions.
Visit the City of Huntington Park’s website for further details on Water Conservation: http://hpca.gov/118/Water-Conservation
To view the complete text of the Municipal Code pertaining to Water Shortages, see Title 6, Chapter 5, Article 4.
For additional water-saving tips and resources,
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR HUNTINGTON PARK RESIDENTS
On March 28, 2022, the Governor declared the California Emergency Services Act (N-7-22) effective immediately to combat the State’s water shortage drought. City must implement a 20% reduction in the overall water usage. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the City's watering restrictions and what you can do to save water:
Will someone monitor my water use? No, though conservation efforts may become more stringent if we do not receive collaboration from our residents.
Will I be cited by the City's Code Enforcement Division if my front yard lawn turns yellow? No. You will not be cited for complying with the City's current outdoor watering restrictions. However, all other code violations will continue to be cited, such as having overgrown weeds, not properly maintaining the front yard, etc.
I am interested in replacing my lawn with something else. What programs are available? Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is currently accepting applications for their Turf Removal Program which provides rebates per square foot of grass removed and replaced with drought tolerant landscape. Please visit their website at www.socalwatersmart.com for additional information.
How about the parkway, am I responsible for that too? Yes. Although the parkway is in the City right-of-way, it is the property owner's responsibility to maintain and keep it clean.
I live in an apartment; do I need to cut back on my water use too? Yes! Living in an apartment or a house makes no difference when it comes to water conservation. You can focus on reducing your indoor water use by washing only full loads of laundry and dishes, taking shorter showers, and shutting off the water while brushing your teeth and shaving.
I have fixed all leaks and fine-tuned my irrigation system, what else can I do? We all can do more. Look for opportunities to conserve water through your home and in your daily routines, including washing hands, taking showers, and doing the laundry. Keep in mind, whenever water flows from the faucet to the drain with nothing in between, you are wasting water!
Neighboring Water Agencies in Huntington Park City Limits
|Maywood Mutual Water Company #1
5953 Gifford Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
|Walnut Park Mutual Water Company
2460 E. Florence Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
|Golden State Water Company
7105-D Eastern Avenue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201